Aug 30 2007
I had hoped someone I know who interned with Senator Craig would post on the man they knew (and this person still may, stay tuned). But what I have heard from this person is total disgust with the spineless and back stabbing GOP. While some on the right can go around claiming things like El Presidente Jorge Bush is a traitor without impugnity (or facts), why is they are given a pass for making the conservative movement look like crap and Craig cannot get the benefit of the doubt. Mac Ranger went and read the arrest report and it was all foot tapping and some vague signals – nothing more. Can Craig’s critics make the claim they read the facts before making fools of themselves? Now come the calls for resignation and the forced removal of the man from his committee positions and we have the lynching of Craig – which followed the lynching of Gonzales, the lynching of Harriet Miers, and the continuous backstabbing of Bush. Folks, the conservatives/GOP are out of gas. They cannot stand by each other, respect each other, stand by their commitments, nor come up with any good ideas. All they are good at is failing. Failing to pass legislation, failing to providing an example of leadership and civility, and failing to stand by their brethren.
In nut shell these are the kind of people you don’t want with you in a fox hole. While under attack they yell at you and call you names (sticks and stones) and then runaway and starting shooting at you from the rear. And that is why I am a proud conservative Independent and not part of the ever sinking GOP. Shut up and let his state’s voters make the decision themselves. Everyone else should really just butt out.
Addendum: Yes, I am aware he plead guilty. But then we must accept his reasons for doing this – which again do make sense if the arrest report is shows no evidence of a crime, just hints of one. He paid his fine so therefore did his time. Even in the worst case scenario he paid his debt to society. Now maybe the GOP can pay its debt to the American people and do something useful to the nation instead of their own electorial prospects.
Addendum: One wonders why so many liberals become lawyers when the lot of them seem so ignorant of the law. A plea of guilty is not PROOF of guilt. In many misdemeanor cases it is just acceptance of the charge – a no contest strategy. Why spend time and money when a fine will get you past it just as easy. To the English language challenged left accepting a fine is not proof of motive or intent. The police have no evidence and no jury determined motive or intent. Therefore there is no proof of Craig’s motives or intents.
Some folks would do well to check a dictionary before they claim a plea is proof – it is not.